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Jessica Friedmann Jessica Friedmann i(A142555 works by)
Born: Established: 1987 ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Jessica Friedmann is a Canberra-based writer and editor. Her essays and other non-fiction have appeared widely, both in Australia and internationally.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2018 recipient The Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund

for a research trip to Prince Edward Island and Ontario, Canada, to develop her manuscript ‘Priest Pond’, which acts as a parallel text to L M Montgomery’s ‘Emily of New Moon’ series

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Things That Helped : Essays Brunswick : Scribe , 2017 10984335 2017 selected work essay

'Through the tide of hormones ebbing and flowing my body, and the little runnels of blood and the sour tang of my breasts, I lay awake, listening, and thinking of breath and of water. I had broken my relationship with sleep.

'In this stunning collection, Jessica Friedmann navigates her journey through postpartum depression after the birth of her son, Owen. Drawing on critical theory, popular culture, and personal experience, her wide-ranging essays touch on class, race, gender, and sexuality, as well as motherhood, creativity, and mental illness.

'Occasionally confronting, but always powerfully moving and beautifully observed, Things That Helped charts Jessica’s return into the world: a slow and complex process of reassembling what depression fractured and sometimes broke.' (Publication Summary)

2018 longlisted Kibble Literary Awards Nita May Dobbie Award
2018 shortlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Autobiography / Biography / Memoir
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